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October 13, 2018

Quit Smoking the Easy Way – Our Experience

xsmokingI am happy to report that last January marks 5 years since I last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment I am very proud of and I am going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
I found that when I decided to quit, I created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came my way quickly.

I was smoking one pack a day at the time, and I was going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. I also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is my solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First I met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin. The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. I found that I had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days I was at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three. (Ask your doctor about a class or a recommendation)

Then one day I was on my Facebook page when I saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. I stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but I went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. I then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. I downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for me was to point out that all the thoughts about why I liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. I found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when I felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when I was smoking, would smoke a cigarette. I have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. (They rarel do) My though was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what I did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. I sat down and started a simple meditation where I focused on my in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. I did this ever time I had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness on-line course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”

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October 6, 2018

Memories of Days Gone By — Positive Energy

Even though we believe the past is an illusion, every once in awhile we get reminded of memories from the past and if the memory is a positive energy we follow through and bring back that memory(s). We have the memory(s) stored away in the “zip file” part of our brain, so it’s usually easily accessible.

The other day on PBS was a documentary of a town rebuilding a covered bridge that was washed away during a flood.  This brought back some great memories from my childhood of the covered bridges in Indiana.  Every summer my parents made a point of taking my sister and I on vacation.  We visited several Indiana state parks like Brown’s Country, and Turkey Run (MY favorite).  Many of the parks had covered bridges which we could access by car and or walk through.  Indiana also had a Covered Bridge Festival every year that drew thousands of fans.

We also went to the Mammoth Cave, and Crystal Cave in Kentucky.  Mammoth Cave had an eight hour tour which was only available when parts of the cave were not under water.  We were there when the water was low so we took the eight hour tour.  Wow!  For lunch we ate in a cafeteria called “The Snowball Room”.  It’s was named because it looked like someone had thrown snowball all over the ceiling and as I remember it was about 300 feet under ground.  Part of the tour involved getting in to boats where there was water and to be able to continue we took the boats.  The tour guides were awesome and entertaining.  They had names for just about every section and stories to match.  We always had a good time where ever we went.

The one place that we went repeatedly was Atlantic Mine, MI in the Upper Peninsula of MI.  It was where my Dad was born and my grand-mother still was living there.  Yes my Dad was a “U-per” and so were we by birth.  Every once in awhile my Dad would take me for a drive and he would show me where he hung out as a kid.  Later in life I made a point of returning to see Grandma with various members of my family.

There was The Tunnel of Trees, which was a local site and we often saw a dear or two.  Rarely did we see another car.

Then there was Agate Beach which was a black sand beach where if you looked for Agates you usually found some or we always found some great “rubbing rocks”.  Rubbing Rocks are rocks that fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and have a smooth surface that you can rub with your thumb. The rubbing used to relax me or take me off to great places when day dreaming.  Later in life I took my 9 year old niece Ladi (Lori) to Agate beach and I ended up pulling all the muscles in my lower back when I pick up a boulder to use on the dam we were building on a stream.  I saw stars when I lifted and immediately sat down.  She saw my face and said “Unc, what’s wrong?”  I told her I “We need to get home.”  The problem now was the car was about a mile from where we were and I found that the only way I could walk was to bend over an put my hands on my legs just above my knees.  It was an exhausting trip and we stopped often.  Then when we got to the car I found that I could not sit upright to drive.  I asked my Ladi if she could drive, and she looked at me and said “No way Unc.!”  So I messed around and found that if I moved the seat right up to the steering wheel and used the steering to pull my body up against it I could drive.  Off we went to Grandma’s house and after Grandma gave me a few aspirins’ to see if the pain went away I said “Grandma, I better go to the hospital emergency room”.  I spent a week in the hospital under traction.  The funny thing about being in traction was I was skinny and because the weight from the traction was attached to my feet, the nurses would have to come and move me back up to the head of the bead because the weight would eventually pull me down to the bottom of the bed.  After a week off my Ladi and I went, driving back to Indiana and stooping at every rest stop so I could spend several minutes laying on a picnic table to ease my back.  A memorable trip I must say.

My dad said to me “I know you like to sled in the winter so let me show you where we used to sled when I was a boy.”  About a mile from the house there was “Frog Pool Hill” a road about a mile or two long descending almost the entire way, ending at the bottom of the hill and coming to a “T” with the Canal Road.  If you could not stop your sled, then you would continue on to the canal, which hopefully was frozen.  It was summer so we drove down and when we got to the bottom my Dad said “This beats sledding on the express-way bridge hills doesn’t it?”  We both laughed and I said “Yes!”.

My Dad and I spent hours driving around because even though there were paved roads all over the peninsula, he had short cuts that used logging roads to get around much easier.  Once cool place he showed me was we drove north on US 41 and we eventually came to the end of US 41.  The southern end was in the Miami FL.  The North end was in Ft. Wilkins Sate Park in Copper Harbor MI.  The in Copper Harbor was Brockway Mountain Drive, 8.883 miles of scenic drive.  M-26 started at lake level and on some winding roads climbs to 1,320 feet above sea level.  There are several view points for panoramas along the way. On a clear day at the top you can see Isle Royale which is approximately 50 miles away in Lake Superior. M-26 ends in Eagle Harbor at lake level. (M-26 closed in winter).  Of course on the way to Brockway and back there were a zillion scenic sites. So it usually took days of adventure to see as many as possible and many visits to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where they claim to have the cleanest air in the world.  Here is my Brockway story.  I was going up the winding road with Ronna and because Ronna had a fear of height she was reading a book.  So when I got to a point where the car was going up a steep section of road I yelled out “Oh My God!!  The Road goes off a cliff here!!!”  SO of course Ronna looked up and all she could see is sky.  She grabbed the door opener and pulled the door open and just before she jumped I grabbed her and told her it was a joke.  About that time we had gotten to the top of the hill and you could see the road continues on.  Ronna went on to tell me “*^$^*()*^%$^()_” for several minutes and it was a silent ride all the way back to Grandma’s house. (I grinned all the way back)

Well folks we could go on and on, but thanks to Mom and Dad and the great times we had we could share some with you.  Mom and Dad instilled being adventurous is me and all though my amazing life it was one great adventure.  Maybe we should write a book?  Anyway, just sitting here remembering those memories has me grinning.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say to you thank you for visiting and we hope you are going to the next link with a smile.  Hey Aaron remember Grandma’s awesome Apple Pie or Fourth of July fireworks at midnight?

 

 

July 20, 2018

PGA Golf Tour – The Open and Tiger Woods is Back

We have been following Tiger Woods since he started his professional career and now that he is back and kicking butt, we are back watching.  While he was gone we turned to NASCAR, but that proved to be boring and since Dale Jr. left and NASCAR attempted to make Austin Dillon the new young hero so we found it to be like watching WWF.  We found ourselves when watching NASCAR switching over to the TV Test Pattern for some excitement. Then one day we discovered the LPGA, yes we have seen the listing but never have stopped to watch.  So we figured it either the test pattern or ladies golf, so we went and watched the golf and to our surprise we enjoyed the playing and we are now following several players on Twitter.  Then Tiger came back and the LPGA became part time. and usually we watched repeats.

This weekend is the Open at Carnoustie Championship Course in England.  Now this becomes a challenge to watch because of the time zone difference. We want to see Tiger tee of on round 3 so we need to get up at 5:00 AM PST to see him tee off at 5:15 AM PST.  Now of course we could sleep later and watch the rerun, but we are true fans and we want to it live on TV.  The last time we got up at 5:00 AM PST was to watch the Hindenburg land in New Jersey in a different life.  Yes and it was worth getting up then and hopefully it will this time also.  Because today is Saturday part of the TV telecast will be on the Golf Channel and then later on NBC.  Early morning will be Golf Channel.

So we have a few questions about the commentators on the Golf Channel.  How come when one of the commentators says something good about a player, the other commentator always follows with something negative about the same player on camera?  Well not always, but 90% of the time.  For example:  1st Guy – You know that Happy Gilmore once played a full eighteen holes with a baseball bat and rake.  He broke the course record with a 62 score.  2nd Guy – Yes but ten years earlier he tried the same thing at the Players Tournament and they found that the rake was to long and he got disqualified.  Then something else they do is try to guess what the player that is on camera is going to do, which they are pretty good at and today, one of them guessed wrong and admitted it.  Yes!  He admitted it and we were blown away.  AT least when Tiger plays they make a point of showing his shots.

So we do have some questions about the clothing the players wear.  99% of the players wear baseball hats, but we noticed the some of tee guys wear the “bill” of the hat flat like they pulled it out of the wrapper and put on.  Then there are some that take the time to shape the “bill” so it curves almost to a half moon.  Then there are the ones in between.  Is this some kind of player identification?  Ricky Fowler is usually a flat hat.  Phil Mickelson is usually an in between, and Tiger is a full moon.  Bubba Watson wears one of those visors, so that leads to several other questions.  Maybe someone who knows about hats will respond to this post.

Then there are the people that came to watch.  Of course Tiger draws most of the people and he has a massive crowd following him.  If you look over the crowd you will see people walking and they going in several different directions.  Some are on the cart path walking is opposite directions, some are cutting across the grass away from where the camera is.  Where are all these people going?  It’s like a conveyor belt moving products around a warehouse.  It’s mostly ladies with children and very slow moving senior citizens.  The maintenance people ride around in golf carts like they are on a mission, but what kind of mission would warrant thousands of golf carts maneuvering all over kingdom come? Maybe some are security to bust those fans that take a picture or shout out “It’s in the hole” right when a player is hitting the golf ball.  This really pisses of the player and they usually turn and stare at the person who did the deed.

Now there was a surprise yesterday when they played some video of Phil Mickelson breaking the rules.  He hit a putt and it missed and was rolling down a hill.  Phil ran after the ball and hit it back before it stopped rolling. We were amazed that Phil would do this. Then they showed some other times he stretched the rules. This was like a rookie like me back when I was attempting to play golf.  It was a long time ago in a land far-far away but I wasn’t playing for millions of dollars and I was playing alone so no one knew.  My down fall was water.  When I stood on a tee getting ready to hit a ball, if there was water in front of me, I could hear it saying “Why even try to hit that ball?  You know I will soon be enjoying the pleasure of eating it!”  I kept the water well fed and then finally I lost it after hitting three balls in the water.  I they my three iron in the water and walked off the course never to play again.

So now we are checking our junk food closet to make sure we have enough chips and Gold Fish to get through Tigers next round.  Not to many stores open at 5:00 AM.

Oh we wanted to mention that Tiger was wearing a “KT Bandage” on his neck.  It looked like it went from just below his hair line down his back. The reason being that the bed he was sleeping on was hard and he did not like the pillow.  You would think that Tiger would have someone take care of moving his favorite pillow from place to place, but we guess not.  It seems that when the TV viewers saw the “TK” they went out and bought the tape.  The commentators mentioned that “TK” stock went noticeable up the day before.  “Tiger Power”

We have nothing else to report at this time except to thank all of our supporters that stop by here.  God bless you and have a safe weekend.

July 7, 2018

Happy Birthday SYDNEY !!!!!

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Happy Birthday to Sydney and we hope Sydney has the greatest birthday ever.  Also wishing Sydney a Happy Birthday is Gabrielle, Pup- Pup, Pandie, Jenna, Sheepishly, Stripes, Joann, Ray, Pearl Swirl, Bun Bun, Reggie, Nola, Blueberry, Stitch, Teddy, Deery, Red Panda, Peanut, Rocko, Wishful, Daisy, Ice Cude, Sting, Fetch, Halo, Nibble, Pepper, Shelby, Joann, Slush, Cancun, Legs, Penny, Swoops, Waddle, Zig-Zag, Safari, Speckles, The Universe, Leona, Glamour, Bamboo, Babs, Spells, Lucy, Smurf, Hip, Ellie,  Spots, Hello Kitty’s, Candy, Penguino, Andrew and Freddie, all of which are doing the Happy Birthday Dance in the middle of the room.

 

We have nothing else to report except to repeat “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYDNEY!!!

Ps. Sydney your phone was turned off and we called, so we did this 🙂

June 5, 2018

Belief System – Anxiety Continued

We belief that anxiety in general is a product of expectation and anticipation both of these take you out of the present moment.  These are both usually something coming up in the future like an appointment and you are expecting some sort of outcome.  Looking forward is ok but expecting an outcome to something specific in the future is you giving energy to an illusion.  The minute you leave the moment you are venturing into an illusion.  We make it a point to expect nothing, that way if you get a surprise then it’s a “fell good” and if no surprise then you continue on without expending any energy.  This is something we are still learning and we have found that meditation is a great way to get back to the moment.  For us balancing our nine Chakras each week is our solution whether we need it our not.

We say “in general” because we are not taking about Panic Anxiety Attacks.  This is a whole different “ball game”.   Even though we experienced this for about 10 years, we “never” did figure out what brought the attack on.  They would come out of nowhere and about the only thing we did figure out was they lasted 20 minutes every time.  Well, let us eliminate the “never” word because we did find that if we were driving we found that if we turned on the A/C full blast it terminated our attack most of the time.  Maybe it was the shock of cold air?  We looked around for an A/C that we could carry around with us at all the time, but there are none to be found. 🙂 Then there were the phobia’s we created.  If we just drank a cold soda and we had an attack, we stopped drinking cold sodas.  If we were in a club meeting friends, playing Tetris, etc. and then one day we came across the “Many Lives, Many Masters” book and we changed our lives by reading that book.  If you are experiencing Panic Anxiety Attaching we strongly suggest finding a doctor as soon as possible.  You are the one that will cure yourself, but the doctor will guide you to that solution with or without medication.  Be sure to discuss meditation also.  We could go on and on about our experience but we will save it for a later time.  Besides, it’s in the past “in a land far-far away”.

Isn’t it interesting how Star Wars is a part of our culture now?  When the first one came out we stood in line for an hour waiting to see it at the theater at River Oaks Mall.  When the movie was over, we exited and got in line again to see it a second time.  We knew this movie was the start of something awesome.  Then there was “Jaws”.  We saw this movie in downtown Chicago at the “Chicago” Theater and we sat in the balcony.  The opening scene with the girl swimming by alone with the buoy swinging back and forth in the waves, with the music caused murmurs throughout the theater.  It sure got our attention and we swore that is we ever learned how to swim; we would never swim in the ocean.  That was another great movie, but we only watched it once in the theater.  We have watched the video many times. Since all of a sudden we are on a roll talking about movies we must mention “Top Gun”. My son watched the video so many times he wore it out and we had to buy another video.  We also made it a point to go to the Miramar Air Show that year to see the F-14’s in action and they did a simulation of the Top Gun scenes.  Miramar is no longer a Navy base, but back then it was.  We used to hang out at Black’s Beach north of San Diego because when the jets took off from Miramar they sometimes would head out to the ocean and just when they we over water, kick on their after-burners.  Our all time favorite movie is “The Matrix”, the first one. This was to us a spiritual experience when you look deep into the premise.  We can watch the last 20 minutes over and over.  J

So back to the anxiety if doing this post LOLOL 🙂  Breath, breath, and one more big breath to get back to the moment.  Okay, we also like Pulp Fiction, Done!  Like we said in our last post anxiety is sneaky and we make it a point to stay in the moment because that is the only reality.  This spiritual stuff does take work and we can only hope you are enjoying taking this ride with us as we continue our journey.

We rarely get emails but after the last post we got a few asking us to talk about “Sexual Anxiety”.  Because we keep our site “G Rated, and this subject can have so many exceptions, we will attempt to keep our belief text short.

The following text is in the “Klingon” language because of the sensitive nature of the subject matter.  We don’t want some wayward children reading the text unless their parents agree.  Yes, they can convert it, but that takes thought and hopefully they are in a big hurry and will skip on past.

Qo’ wanI’vammo’ tlha’ ghaj recall, ‘ach ‘e’ Qu’ ‘op ‘aqla’ maH. laH neH vo’ maH “guys” jIH lang ‘ej vuD. vaj “rIQqu’ ‘op wham-bam qatlho'” ‘eblIj guy, vaj. qel maH “chenmoH muSHa’ghach” SabtaHbogh cha’ nuvpu’, ‘eH DatlhejmeH Hoch latlh tIv SIQpu’bogh spiritual. (puS cha’). ‘e’ volchaHDaj Tantric nga’chuq ghoj chenmoH “couple” ‘ej pa’ ‘op Dun Daq ‘ej bebvo’ chup maH. vaj ‘e’ tlham ‘ej QuQ ‘e’ reH starts je foreplay nIS “nga’chuq” believer qar, vaj legh tantric ghoS “‘AY'” ‘ej vaj cuddling. (leghlaHbe’bogh ‘aqla’, jaS 100 + positions Hoch Sep qaStaHvIS Karma Sutra). tantric basically cha’ nuv, meditating nItebHa’ so as to ngoQ common HoS focus. wej vay’ tlham, in touch with ‘ej qoch Suq ‘ej luq Qum. vaj vay’ Hot QaQ, jatlh qoch je vaj SaS chaHvaD jatlh. ghorgh feeling “chu'” SIQpu’bogh, qIm ‘ej ‘oH absorb. “snap” layerteS chenmoH. SIQpu’bogh tIv. SeH pa’ isn’t vay’ tlham qaSpu’DI’ ghot tu’lu’. mej loS + rep, ‘elbe’meH Qum quv ghorgh SIQpu’bogh qabna’Daj wuq ‘ej nIS cha’ tlhIH qoch. fainting ‘oHbe’ DuH ‘e’ capsules ‘op nuv snap mInDu’lIj ‘ej ammonia tlhuD maH chup ‘ej ‘oH ‘uch bopummeH ghot ghIch, vaj ’emvo’ chuq ngaj SoH. HIja’, faint nuv luH rut ‘ugh breathing. qeqchaj SoHDaq, pa’ isn’t tIn QorwaghDaq naQmoH wanI’mey yonba’ je Suq ‘e’ enlightened feeling yIchav ‘ach. leghlaHbe’bogh, laD maH poH nIvbogh meditate ‘ej loj Durap, qaSpu’DI’ batlhchaj qeylIS wabmeyvetlh yon. mo’ focused SoH tuqnIgh ‘ej Huv yonba’ DaHechbogh vay’ linger Qub Qub maH.

So that’s it.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us. (See Star Trek is part of our culture also)

We thank “Trandukka.com” for the assistance in the translation from English to Klingon.  You guys are the best and that so called coffee was interesting to say the least  – nuqneH.

We have nothing else to add at this time except to thank all of you out there in cyber-land for stopping by and supporting our site.  Please pass on “alaboutnothing.com” to your friends.   Many blessings to all of you and have a great week.

May 7, 2018

Belief System / Monday – Get Rid of Toxins and Negativity

We woke up today and after our daily “Mantras to start your Morning – Become Calm and Peaceful Inside“,), which we do everyday and on Monday we make sure to do another meditation afterwards.  This is because of the weekend and with all the negative influences that all of encounter through the TV News, smart phones, tablets, Desk Tops, Radio AM/FM, Smoke Signals, soup cans connected with string, whispers, Hand Signals, Signal Flags, Telegraph, FAX, Walkie Talkies, News Papers, Messages in the Sand, and Thought Transfers.  So this morning we just felt “off”.  Kind of like the Universe is out of sync or tilted.  So we decided that we would look at a strong meditation that would remove negative energy at a deep level in our soul.  So we went to the Negativity Mediation we posted March 29, “Meditation – Practice, Practice, Practice”.  To ensure we were getting the maximum out of this we used the You Tube Video “741 Hz | Get Rid of Toxins and Negativity “. This one digs deep down to inside our soul and gets rid of the “icky gooey tar like negative energy” and we focused on removing this glob with the help of several angels and refilling the empty space with God Energy and LOVE Energy.

We felt so good afterwards that we started send the awesome energy out to everyone and including the reader of this post (Feeling it?), We even are sending long distance to our friends all over the world.

We hope all of you that read our last post are feeling younger today.  We started using it every night before bed and every morning when we wake up.  This is a perfect case where the book we found the recipe for getting younger in Book #1 and that was all we saved before moving on to Book #2.  We are reviewing several books we read over 20 years ago that has a huge impact on our belief system, but because the energy was very different back then, we have modified most of the writings.

One this still in common is that we are all ONE with everything that is and ever will be, and this includes this planet, our galaxy, and all galaxies and planets throughout infinity.  We are including “Aliens”, which is a word we really don’t like because its meaning denotes separation and because e are all one, we are not separated.  We will no use a new term “Our brothers and sisters from other worlds”, “OBSOW”.  We have to tell you the reader that when we typed this we are having a strong feeling of “Deja vu”.  When we get this feeling it tells us that we are on the correct path for of our spiritual journey and because the feeling is “like we have been here before” it is reinforced because it ha been written in The Universal Order of Spiritual Guides.

Okay back to OBSOW some of which have been around for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 + years and have developed ways to cruise around all over the galaxies.  They have even merged with other OBSOW’s and found our tiny little planet after several billion years after our “Big Bang” when the planet was cooled off and a beautiful place to live, but it was empty.  So they decide to start an experiment and created an atmosphere on the planet that would introduce the creation of living things and they left with the intention of coming back in a few billion years.

We have nothing else to add right now but we will be continuing the “OBSOW” line of thought because this is a special part of our Belief System and we will share with everyone interested.  Might even get into some “Arc of the Covenant”, “Holy Grail” stuff and some little other know events.

Thank you for supporting out posts everyday and God Bless each and everyone.  By the way, if anyone know the answer to this >> CLICK HERE <<  Please let us know.

April 30, 2018

Belief System / Spiritual Tools / Books

Our journey has been interesting and exciting.  Initially we met many people at the Lighthouse Book Store in Crown Point, Indiana because we attended a Friday night meeting of people with various expertises.  Heather ran the book store and she led the meeting.   We had a Reiki Master, Inter-dimensional expert, a séance person, several meditation folks, and Heather had several interests.  About twenty people turned up each night and we had a great time learning each-others interests.  We did circle healing, Native American Drum sessions, and one night we did a séance that just about blew my mind. We were a bit cynical about the séance, but once we got going we attracted a ship captain who came through in the person next to me and he was looking for the light for many years after his ship sank in Lake Michigan.  We sent him back to the light.  Then an overwhelming smell of roses came over us, and it was the Virgin Mary.  She came to bless all of us and moved on.  We don’t remember any other visitors, but we sure do remember the experience.

Over a the years we met Tarot Card Readers, meditated in a Dolphin Tank, had several physic readings, dabbled in Astrology and still do, had several Reiki Healing sessions, and another memorable tool was we did a Past Lives Regression.  A lady from England was writing a book on Past Lives and she asked me to participate because we had a NDE (Near Death Experience).  The way it’s done is she guided me in a mediation where we started in this life and went back year by year and if we got to a year where something caught my attention, we described what it was.  She said “imagine a rope with knots in it hanging down and as we progress back to our birth the knots untie until we get to the bottom.  The year of our NDE did get our attention and we describe it to her and then progressed down to our 11th year where we almost passed when we got stuck in quicksand.  A man came out of nowhere and pulled us out.  Then when go to being in the womb we had to get into a deep meditation to break out to our first passed life. She said it was normal and to take our time.  Then all of a sudden we passed though a really bright light and there we were in 1940 flying a British Spitfire and dog fighting with German ME-109’s.  We shot one down and then we took several hits.  Our plane burst into flames and dived straight down towards the ground.  We were stuck in the cockpit and went down with our plane and crashed.  We then continued on to our prior pasted life and it was a few thousand years ago and we were working in a stone quarry cutting slabs of rock for the Pharos’s pyramid.  It was hot and dry and someone yelled for us to move, but we did not move in time.  A large boulder had broken loose and fell on us right where we stood.  We then moved on to another prior life and it was many thousands of years ago.  We were in a village located in a beautiful land trees and farms.  It was where the Gobi Desert is now, but back then it was fertile. We were riding on a wagon being pulled by horses and there seemed to be a gathering of the people who lived there around us.  We then woke up from the meditation and we were done.  We did end up in the book, but do not remember the book, but we sure remembers the experience.

We dabble in Astrology, only to the point of understating that we use Astrology for getting to know ourselves and others so when interacting with them we stay within their likes and dislikes.  Have you done your chart?  There are several free sights on line and all you do is enter where you were born, the time zone, and your birth time and day.  Usually you get a chart with your Sun, Moon, and Rising/Ascendant signs.  You also get a description of your traits and we suggest you read it. We were amazed how “right on” it was.  Our Sun is Cancer, Moon is Pisces, and Rising is Cancer.  Yes all water signs.  We used to hang out in a Astrology chat room on AOL and the joke was we could only stay if we wore a life vest.  When we meet someone new we make a point of looking up there chart.  It reveals a good perspective of what their likes and dislikes are.  Run a chart on your friend and see what it tells you.  Have fun folks, its all about growth and fun.

Of course reading spiritual books and attending lectures is a great was to learn.  And once again we say, when reading a book only remember what feels “right”.  Forget the rest and move on.

Our Starting Book list:

Mahatma I & II “The I AM Presence” by Brian Grattan.  Published in 1994

This book had the most importance to us and is loaded with notes, page markers, and highlighted lines of text. This book has everything we talk about in it.  It has some great meditations and explanations of “how to clear” and other tools.  We still refer to his book, but we know the energies have changed since it was published so we modify it to what we like.  We highly recommended it as a “must” read.

“Many Lives, Many Masters”, by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.  Published 1998. 

Another book that once we read it we moved from medication to meditation for Panic Anxiety Attacks.  We had Panic Anxiety for ten years and we were treaded with several meditations.  We met a doctor in Indiana that treated us with mild medication and when we found this book, we eventually eliminated the medications.  The book is If you are going through Panic Anxiety, we recommend reading this book.

“Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East”, by Baird T. Spaulding Volume 1-6 Published in 1964 we found it in 1996

Here is another book(s) that got our interest in far-east belief systems.  A visit with the Great Masters of the Himalayas for three years and it covers enlightenment, higher consciousness, and all sorts of awesome details about spiritual growth.  (We are reading it again).

We have many more to report, but for now these three are the most important for a great start.

We have nothing else to add at this time.  We thank you for your support and hope you have a great read. God bless all and Namaste.

April 18, 2018

Belief System / Meditation / Notes and Hints

We are following up on our last post because several folks asked us to clarify whet we meant be getting rid of the past memories to get to the “now”.

Interesting because this was our biggest challenge and once we got past the challenge everything fell into place.

What to get rid of is making decisions in the “now” based on decisions from the past.  When you made a decision in the past it immediately changed and is no long valid in the “now”.  In our “Quit Smoking “post there are several examples.  Hers is one, in the past when we were working and came to a decision that required some thought, we would go have a cigarette to think it over.  When that decision scenario happens now, the past solution is no longer valid so we stop, take three deep breaths and “in our head” we welcome the urge for a cigarette and say to the “thought/urge” you can hang around if you choose, but we are going to do a mindfulness meditation for the next few minutes.  The “urge” passes and because we treated it by creating a new solution, the next time a decision is needs the urge no longer comes.

More important is anything you are hanging on to in the past, like anger over a divorce or you best friend running off with your girl friend or an argument that you want to be “right” about and are constantly think about these in the now, so you are giving energy to an Illusion.  As long as you continue to give energy by thinking about the situation from the past, then you will be chasing the “now” because you stuck in the past.  We happen to know someone who is still holding a grudge from 1999 and making major decisions based on that situation, when in fact everything about the situation has changed in the “now” reality.  He is still stuck back in 1999 and we have moved on, but we understand that it’s his choice and we honor his choice.  We have forgiven him and continue to pray for him, but we have moved on.  Anything you are hanging on to in the past only you can resolve the situation.  Forgive your ex-girlfriend and of ex-wife and the guy that might have run taken them away from you.  Forgive your mom for spanking you in front of your friends.  Forgive your fourth grade buddy who passed your love note on to that cute blonde girl in your class when he in fact said he would not.  Anything you can that you are hanging on to in the past that requires you to take action to clear it from your mind.  You will feel a huge weight have been lifted when you complete each and finally you will feel freedom.  You can use mediation and visualization to complete this task, because you only have yourself and The Universe to answer too.  Being true to your self is mandatory.  If you’re living a lie then or still stuck in the past, then the “now” will be a constant chase.

Do keep the good times and be sure to share with others, but don’t dwell or live anything from the past.  Remind yourself that your only reality is “Now” and the past and future are both illusions. Know and trust that The Universe will show and guide you on your path.

We talk abut achieving a clear mind and when you get to the “now” and maintain being in the “now” your mind will be clear.  Why do you wish to have a clear mind?  It’s because when The Universe presents you with a solution of an intent that your requested a month or two ago, you will see it or know it.  Let’s say your mate dumped you a few months ago and you asked (Intent) The Universe for a mate that is of the same mindset as you.  So today you are catching a plane at SFO and you’re making your way to the gate though a huge crowd when your eyes meet another person in the crowd and fireworks go off in your head and you just know “this is my future girl/boy friend”.  Now your eyes can only meet if your head is not staring at your IPhone. The Universe is coming through, but you’re not doing your part by playing “Candy Crush”.  Got it?

Maintain a clear mind by getting rid of everyday negative energy, be mindful of what you say and how you say it, keep your Chakra’s in balance, share your experiences with others, and have fun with the “new” you.  It does take some work, but the growth and living in bliss by far is one of the greatest rewards.  Being creative and sharing with others is why we are here.  Everything you dream about is here for you.  Do the work and go find it.  The journey will constantly amaze you and you will grow beyond your wildest dreams.

We have nothing else to add at this time and we send blessings out to all of you.  We do thank Amanda and all of our subscriptions both old and new for being the inspiration for our last two posts.

A Marianne Williamson Site definition of a Miracle – “A Miracle is a change of thought”.

Namaste

February 28, 2018

Meditation – Our Custom Chakra Healing Meditation

After looking through most of the Chakra Meditation video’s on YouTube we found nothing matched the way we were taught and in many cases we have made our own custom meditations when it comes to Chakra’s.  All the other meditations other than the Chakra meditations work great with my custom meditations.  If they work for you, then by all means continue using what you like and creating your own versions.  In 20 years of Chakra Meditation we can’t think of an instance when we meditated on one Chakra for an hour.  When doing a Reiki Session, yes, but not for our own self meditations.  They also use the Seven Chakra structure and we use the Nine Chakra structure.  Also the start from the Root Chakra and go up the body, we go from the Stellar Gateway (Above head – 12” above the Soul Star Chakra) and go down the body.  So we are going to share with you our custom meditation that we use for balancing our Chakra’s.  We don’t meditate on one because our logic is, if your going to spend the time you might as well do all the Chakra’s and usually, the Chakra you believe is out of balance isn’t the one.  If you focus on the one, then when your done your still out of balance.

Because we believe that keeping our Chakra’s in balance is part of our being.  In the Universe it’s all about energy and that Chakra’s are energy centers within our body.  Each Chakra has a meaning and its own color / frequency.  If you are interested in the creation and details about them, we invite you to search out the hundreds of links out on the web.  Use an open mind and don’t’ assume what the article says is correct.  Used your intuition and if it doesn’t feel right, move on.  You can also email us (Right side “contact us”) and we will answer your questions the best we can.

Our custom meditation is visualization in conjunction with mindfulness breathing.  As you will see, we don’t use the colors of each Chakra, and in order to test the balance of each, we visualize a one hand clock and if the hand is at twelve, then the Chakra is in balance.  If not at twelve, then we focus our energy on the Chakra until the hand reaches twelve.  Our ideal position is sitting in a chair with our feel firmly planted on the floor/ground, hands on each leg above knee.  Prone is next, but use whatever is comfortable for you.  If you can find a quiet place then that is a good thing too.  So here we go…..

Playing in the background is the Buddhist Bells – Buddhist Bowls

Take three deep breaths and relax your muscles with each breath.  Breathe in positive energy and exhale the negative energy.

Relax for a minute or two doing the mindfulness breath through your nose to get to a fairly clear mind.

Visualize a bright light about 18 inches above your head.  This is the “Stellar Gateway” which brings in a white and gold energy.  We call this the “God Energy”. This is the only color we use.

About six inches below the Stellar Gateway and six inches about your head is the Soul Star Chakra.  Visualize the Stellar Gateway feeding the God Energy to the Soul Star.

Visualize a Lotus Flower on top of your head with the petals opening and this is your Crown Chakra.  The God energy flows to the Crown Chakra from the Soul Star.  Check the balance of the Crown Chakra and if in balance move on.  As you move down your body visualize the God Energy filling the inside of your body down to the DNA level.

Third Eye Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Throat Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance. As you move the energy down, visualize the energy flowing through both arms down to your hands as you continue.

Heart Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Solar Plexus) is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Sacral Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Root Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Visualize the God Energy flowing down both legs to you feet and then 12-18 inches below your feet, the Earth Star Chakra. (Some call this the “Super Root”)

When the Earth Star is in balance, visualize the God Energy flowing into Mother Earth like a river.  (We take care of Mother Earth for all).

When we complete Mother Earth send, we visualize sending the God Energy from the Heart Chakra out to the Universe for all to use as required.

Done….

If you lose your focus during, go back to the mindfulness breathing until you get your focus back.  You can also choose to use the Chakra colors and or frequency as a different way.

If you have any questions please send an email with “RE:  God Energy Meditation”.

We have nothing more to add except to all of you out there in cyber-land thank you and many blessings.

Namaste

 

February 19, 2018

Meditation – Words Matter

Before we start this post we invite you to meditate with us as we create this post.  Please skip down if you choose not too.

We are going to start by taking three deep breaths.  Breath in love energy, out goes the negative energy.  let go tension on each in breath.  Relax.

Then from You-Tube we selected the following meditation – PURE POSITIVE ENERGY VIBES (click)

As we start our meditation we are sure to breath in and out through our nose and we will set this as our main rhythm throughout the meditation.  Even when we focus on sending intentions, if a thought other than our intention enters our mind, we go back to our breathing rhythm though our nose until the thought passes (And it will in a few seconds) and then return to sending our intention.

In past posts we have mentioned how important words are and this especially applies to the words we use when we are meditating.  When we meditate and describe in our thoughts what we wish to accomplish its important we use positive words or what you will get back is negative responses from the Universe.  When we meditate we are sending out our requests to the Universe and after it’s sent, we release the thought and continue meditation.  Right this minute we are totally in the moment and fully focused on each word/letter of this post.  You, my friend, are important to us and we look to help you in any way get to living your dream and live it in total bliss.  (Feeling the positive energy vibes).

Words like “try”, “need”,  and “should” are replaced by “We choose”, “We will”, and “We can”, etc.  We use the word “We” to define that we are working together with the Universe to accomplish our intention. When you say “I can’t find the time to meditate”, choose to change the wording to “I will find the time to mediate and I choose to following my plan to meditate everyday.”  Then let it go, and continue in the moment of being in the “now”.

If you are meditating on letting go of stress be sure to notice your breathing and the pleasant/relaxing sound coming from the video.  Continue letting go of the negative tension on the out breath.

Yesterday we were watching the NASCAR Daytona Five Hundred Mile Race mainly to notice what kind of words the commentators  were using and we were pleasantly surprised to hear only positive vibes.  Even when describing something in the past that might have been negative, they turned it in to a positive vibe.  Then Jeff Gordon (Get add on to the cometary team) said something that we constantly talk about and is where we aspire to be.  Jeff was describing what it’s like to be a driver and he said, “If there is an interruption during the race, when the race restarts the driver must be back in the moment because if he lets that interruption cling and nag him, then his driving will suffer until he gets back to the moment.”   We believe that this applies to your life also.  Right now as we type this post, if something interrupts, we stop and get back to the moment before we continue.  What brings us back is going back to our breathing rhythm before continuing.

Jeff’s comment also reminds us that the “cling and nag” also applies to thoughts from the past.  Here is our true meaning of being in the moment – The future and the past are illusions, they are thoughts, and our only reality in in the moment.  When we are with someone or alone we are in the moment.  And in the moment means we are one with the Universe.

We have nothing to add right now except to thank everyone for stopping by to read our post.  If you are meditating please kick back and continue.  It does take some practice, but the rewards are beyond your wildest dreams (Our experience).  Enjoy….

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